The teeth and jaw have an enormous impact on our general health and wellbeing.
All parts of the body are connected. No part work in isolation from the rest. We often lose sight of this in the specialisation approach of modern medicine. The mouth has a very rich nerve and blood supply. It harbours a lot of bacteria and is the entry point for all of the body’s food and water. So it’s important that your mouth is healthy!
The mind, body and spirit are also connected, in very practical ways – much more so than we have been taught. Who would have thought that today’s busy lives would have an impact on our teeth? But it’s true.
As an integrative dental practice we care for your health and safety by combining the best in both conventional and ‘alternative’ healthcare practices.
What does ‘integrative dentistry’ mean in practice?
We provide state-of-the art dentistry supported by the latest computer diagnostic equipment, with some key principles:
- We use dental materials which are not toxic to the human body – for example, we do not use mercury amalgam.
- We use techniques which minimise harm and intervention – in this we are greatly assisted by the new technologies, for example digital X-rays which deliver only 50% of the radiation level.
- We look at how your jaw muscles and bones are working together and adjust them if necessary.
- We use nutritional and other natural supplements to ensure healthy building blocks for teeth and gums.
- We work holistically with other treatments and techniques.
- We work integratively (where appropriate) with other health professionals to give you the best possible opportunity for healthy teeth and wellness.
Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about how our integrative approach can help you.